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'''Epic Games, Inc.''', also known as '''Epic''' and formerly '''Epic MegaGames''', is an United States|American video game development company based in Cary, North Carolina, and partially owned by Tencent Holdings, which is one of the largest internet & video gaming companies in China. They are well known for their Unreal Engine technology, which has powered their popular in-house ''Unreal (series)|Unreal'' series of first-person shooters, and the ''Gears of War'' series for the Xbox 360. It is the parent company of game developer Chair Entertainment. It has also owns game studios in Berlin, Shanghai, Seattle, Seoul, Tokyo, and the United Kingdom. Key developers at Epic Games include chairman, CEO and technical director Tim Sweeney (game developer)|Tim Sweeney, and lead programmer Steve Polge. Jerry O'Flaherty was the studio art director from 2003 to 2007....
LogoImage:Epic-Games-Logo.svg|200px|Epic Games Logo
Image captionEpic Games' headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
TypePrivately held company|Private
Traded as| predecessor = Potomac Computer Systems
Epic MegaGames
Successor| founder = Tim Sweeney (game developer)|Tim Sweeney
Mark Rein (software executive)|Mark Rein
Defunct| fate =
Area servedWorldwide
Key people{{ubl|Tim Sweeney (CEO)|Mark Rein (Vice President)|Cliff Bleszinski (Design Director, 1992-2012)}}
IndustryVideo game development
Interactive entertainment
GenreSoftware
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